Committee and Board Meeting Highlights
DECEMBER 16, 2013

The following information is intended to provide quick highlights of this scheduled Board meeting. Every attempt has been made to summarize these highlights as accurately as possible; however, the complete and official minutes will be posted on the website on the Monday one week prior to the next scheduled Board meeting.

Meeting Agenda - December 16, 2013

(no Committee Meeting)

Regular Board Meeting

The Park Board presented a cheque to the Canadian Red Cross in the amount of $5,147.93 towards Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. The funds were raised through a month-long campaign at Vancouver community centres and will be matched by the Federal Government.

Chair's Report
The Chair reported on recent events: International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Bright Nights in Stanley Park, and Vancouver Street Soccer League. She also reported on highlights of the Park Board’s strategic accomplishments in 2013.

Commissioner Niki Sharma was elected Chair of the Park Board and Commissioner Constance Barnes was elected Vice Chair of the Park Board.
Commissioner Trevor Loke was elected Chair of Committee and Commissioner Aaron Jasper was elected Vice Chair of Committee.

Unfinished Business

2014 Operating and Capital Budget
Subject to Council approval, the Board approved the 2014 Park Board Operating Budget of $58,002,000, comprised of $108,240,000 in expenditures and $50,238,000 in fee and program revenues; and the Board approved the 2014 Park Board Capital Budget of $19.3 million.

2013 - 2014 Fees and Charges Changes
The Board approved 2013 – 2014 Fees and Charges to include changes in fees related to various recreation facilities, parking, golf courses, Bloedel Conservatory and Bright Nights train. Fees and charges for Park Board services are established on a cost recovery basis and at market level in circumstances when they are offered on a competitive basis with the private sector

Staff Reports

General Manager’s Report
Park Board related items at Council and Committee this week include: 2014 Capital and Operating Budget; as well as the Contract Awards for supply and installation of Recreation Management Software

Contract Awards for Supply and Installation of Recreation Management Software
The Board approved that Council authorize staff to negotiate and enter into a contract with Active Network Inc. for the supply and installation of a recreation management software system and related professional services with a term of five years, and an estimated contract value of $4,158,000 over the term, to be funded through the annual operating and capital budget process. The new system will improve online recreation programming service levels offered to the public.

Park Board Meeting Dates 2014
Meeting dates were approved for 2014 as follows:

  • January 20
  • February 3 and 17
  • March 10 and 31
  • April 14 and 28
  • May 12 and 26
  • June 9 and 23
  • July 7 and 21
  • August – summer break
  • September 15 and 29
  • October 27
  • November 24
  • December 1 (inaugural ceremony and first meeting of the new Park Board)

The dates are in accordance with 2014 Council meeting dates.

Next Meeting
The next Park Board Committee Meeting will be held on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 2099 Beach Avenue with next Regular Park Board Meeting held immediately following the Committee Meeting that evening.